Hey, this is to the mods and helpers or anyone who knows latex.
How do i type a 3 x 3 matrix or larger in latex on this discussion board.
The latex code for $\displaystyle \left( \begin{array}{ccc}
a & b & c \\
& \\
d & e & f \\
& \\
g & h & i \end{array}\right)$ is:
[tex]\left( \begin{array}{ccc}
a & b & c \\
& \\
d & e & f \\
& \\
g & h & i \end{array}\right)[/tex]
I'm sure you can figure out how to change the order (size) of the matrix ....
Hello -
Yes, I'm new to LaTeX as well. I've found the Wikibooks page pretty helpful so far. It's at LaTeX/Mathematics - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks.
Does anyone know of a better reference page?
Grandad
One trick when faced with programming is to find a minimal subset of commands which can acheive any desired result, it minimises errors because you are using the same commands all of the time.
The same thing applies to LaTeX, the array comand is a usefull command for setting this sort of thing up, and specifying how you want it displayed (that is what the {ccc|c} is doing it is specifying the cells be centred and there is a vertical seperator between columns 3 and 4). And as these things can be done with it I would prefer to use it.
CB